177 Huntington Ave

177 Huntington Ave

A 100 feet wide light wall that responds dynamically to temperature and wind data, and is permanently integrated into the lobby of a landmark I M Pei building in Boston, for Beacon Capital Partners.

Custom LED fixtures, designed by the ESI team and hidden within brushed steel housing, shine backwards onto the lobby wall, illuminating the concrete surface of the building itself, and creating shifting, ambient patterns of light that play across the entire length of the space.

In the elevator bay, a highly customized LED array provides a more informational counterpoint to the ambient light wall.  Eleven high-resolution, 22 feet tall by 6 inch wide LED strips extend from the floor up to the full height of the ceiling. Working together as one single dispersed display, these narrow bands of media show data visualizations and local information.


  • Client: Beacon Capital Partners
  • Date: 2014
  • Service: Lead Designer